Best NBA player prop bets for Saturday, 10/29: Buddy Hield torches the Nets

Indiana Pacers guard Buddy Hield
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Like most Lithuanians, I started watching basketball from the age of six. I'm based out in London and played basketball at the University of Lincoln here in the UK. I had always had an interest in the NBA but things really took off in the summer of 2010. That year Linas Kleiza led Lithuania to 3rd place at the World Championships and signed with the Toronto Raptors to replace the departing Chris Bosh. I've been a Raptors fan since that day and I've not missed a game since. I've been handicapping games for more than a decade, specializing in player props. For Germantas Kneita media enquiries, please email
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There are 7-games on the NBA slate tonight. The Brooklyn Nets will be looking to get their season back on track against the Indiana Pacers. After just 1 win from their first 5 games, they cannot afford to slip up. Meanwhile, out in the Western Conference, the Memphis Grizzlies take on the Utah Jazz. We have a best bet for that game along with all our NBA picks.

But now, let’s jump straight into tonight’s player prop selections.

Buddy Hield over 17.5 points (-102)

Buddy Hield has caught fire recently and he has hit this over in 3 straight games. That includes 25 points in each of his last 2 games. Hield does a lot of his damage from the perimeter, an area the Nets seem susceptible from. They currently rank 27th in opponent 3-pointers per game and 28th in opponent 3-point percentage. With Ben Simmons likely picking up Tyrese Haliburton, Hield would also have the easier task of going up against Kyrie Irving. The Indiana Pacers guard averaged 19.5 points against the Nets last year, and in current form, should be able to hit the over.

Be sure to check out our full Indiana Pacers vs Brooklyn Nets preview

Christian Wood over 27.5 points + rebounds (-108)

The Oklahoma City Thunder represent the perfect opponents for Christian Wood to continue his great start as part of the Dallas Mavericks. The Thunder are 27th in the league in opponent rebounds per game. That should help Wood increase on his average of 8 per game this season, making him a double-double threat. His opponents here are also 29th in the league in true shooting percentage and 7th in the league in pace. It is something that should help ensure there are plenty of misses for him to contest for. With 3 games of 20 or more points for Wood in 4 contests this season, it would put him in a great position to clear this over.

Take a look at our +1693 same game parlay for tonight’s NBA action

Brook Lopez over 1.5 made threes (-115)

The Atlanta Hawks have the size with Clint Capela and John Collins to pack the paint and make life difficult for Giannis Antetokounmpo. It will be more important than ever for Brook Lopez to step out to the perimeter and space the floor. The center is currently averaging 2 three-point makes per game this season on 7.3 attempts. Last season, he shot at a 35.8% clip from beyond the arc and it seems only a matter of time until he improves on the 27.6% he is shooting this year. It is a good sign to see that Lopez is happy to try and shoot himself out of this slump. Look for him to be presented with enough opportunities to knock a couple down in this one.

Dont forget to read our full game preview for Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks

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